The European Avant-Gardes, 1905-1935: A Portable Guide

The European Avant-Gardes, 1905-1935: A Portable Guide

by Sascha Bru


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This engaging introduction outlines the cultural and political contexts in which the avant-gardes operated, taking readers on a journey throughout the whole of Europe. It discusses the most salient features of the avant-gardes' work in all the arts, succinctly surveys the major avant-garde movements (cubism, futurism, expressionism, Dadaism, constructivism and many other -isms) and demonstrates the ways in which they transformed the face of all modern art forms. Clearly written, this book shows readers and students of modernism how and why the avant-gardes were a major force in modern art and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748695911
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2018
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sascha Bru is associate professor of general and comparative literature at the University of Leuven (Belgium).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Packing the Suitcase;
Part I: Strategies And Tactics;
1. A New Art, One and Undivided;
2. A Total Art, Pure and Real;
3. Anti-Art, Non-Art, Art!;
Part ii: Spaces and Places;
4. Cafés, Cities and Centre;
5. New Men in Old Europe;
6. A Global Avant-Garde;
Part iii: Times and Temporalities;
7. The Past Appropriated;
8. The Plural Present;
9. The Futures of Theory;
Conclusion: En Route;

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